Sibonisile Zibane

Sibonisile Zibane


Discipline Social Work
Contact Number 031-260-1216
Campus Howard College Campus
Office Address Room F220, Memorial Tower Building
Last Updated 2 years ago

Degrees Held

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Sociology) (UKZN) Title of PHD Thesis: NEGOTIATING SEXUALITY: Informal sexual cultures amongst young people at a township high school in Kwazulu-Natal.
  • Masters in Social Work (Welfare Policy) (UKZN) Title of MA Thesis: The Responsiveness of Sexual Offenders to a Therapeutic Group Work Programme at a Prison in Durban, South Africa.
  • Bachelor of Technology in Correctional Services Management (UNISA)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Social Work (UNIZUL)

Research Interests

  • Africology
  •  Gender, Youth Sexuality, and Gender Violence
  • HIV and AIDS
  • Community Development and community-based work
  • Psychosocial support services
  • Forensic social work
  • Correctional Services

Teaching Interests

  • Africology
  • Gender, AIDS and Violence
  • Human behavior and the Social Environment
  • Working with Groups
  • Psychosocial Support

Selected awards

  • 2014  Thuthuka Grant for PHD: National Research Foundation
  • 2012 Competitive Research Grant Award
  • 2011 SANTRUST PHD Proposal Writing
  • 2010 Educator of the Year Award (Up and Coming Category): Association of South African Schools of Social Work Education Institutions (ASASWEI).  UKZN SANTRUST Pre-Doctoral Programme Award


Community Involvement

  • 2017 to date Board Member: Centre for Afrocology, UKZN
  • 2016 to date University Language Board: Representative for the College of Humanity
  • 2012 to 2017 Schooling Sexuality Project in a township, Durban
  • 2014 Material Development and Review for Module 5: Management and Coordination of Child Protection in Emergences
  • 2012 to 2014 Senate Academic Representative: School of Applied Human Sciences
  • 2010 to date Module Coordination, Capacity Building and Quality Management: Community Based Work with Children and Youth (REPSSI/UKZN Project)
    Board Member: Open Door Crisis Centre
  • 2010 Work Team: NQF level 5 Social Auxiliary Curriculum
    Development for Health and Welfare SETA, PRETORIA
    Global Fund Trainer: HIV/AIDS in the Workplace
  • 2006 SA Delegation: Study Visit on Gender Equity and Rural
    Development to Canadian Universities
  • 2005-2008 Treasurer: KZN Employee Assistance Professionals’ Association
  • 2004-2006 Chairperson: Gender Equity Task Team, Mangosuthu University of Technology

Professional Affiliation

  • South African Council for Social Services Professions (SACSSP)

Teaching Expertise

  • Curriculum Design, Development and Implementation
  • Teaching, presentation and workshop facilitation
  • Research and research supervision
  • Policy development, analysis, implementation
  • Project design, implementation and management
  • Community development facilitation
  • Private, public and international partnerships
  • Excellent communication and report writing skills
  • Computer literacy